Find relevant training
On this page you will find the main providers offering face-to-face training related to digital practice. If you are looking for online training and resources, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find further information.
To help you determine which training will be most relevant to your development, we are currently developing and piloting a self-assessment tool based on the new University of Leeds Digital Literacy Framework which will be made available soon.
In the meantime, you can use the Digital Literacy pages to learn more about the Digital Literacy Framework and manually determine which area of skills you want to develop and how.
Digital Induction (OD&PL)
The Digital Induction session is aimed at new staff as well as existing staff who wish to update their skills and knowledge in using current technology systems for learning, teaching, research and day-to-day work. It forms the first session of a development programme designed to support you in:
- accessing the range of digital technologies available in the university
- making choices about the best tool, program or application needed to complete specific tasks
- selecting the appropriate communication tools for a given context, with an understanding of how to be inclusive in a digital environment
- deciding on your next steps in building digital literacy
Training offered by the OD&PL are based on the Digital Literacy Framework and provide practical examples of how technologies can be used to facilitate better planning, communication and collaboration. It also covers how to build an inclusive approach into the use of digital resources.
- Contact the Digital Practice Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out when the next session is and book onto the programme.
Digital Development Programme (OD&PL)
The OD&PL offers a variety of training to suit your digital needs:
- Digital Practice: Book onto training here for Minerva; Lecture Capture, Desktop Capture and Media Management; Collaborate Ultra; and Collaborative Lecture Theatres
- Professional Skills: Book onto training here for using Social Media, developing your Digital Identity, and communicating online
- Resilience and Wellbeing: Book onto training here to learn about maintaining digital wellbeing
- Bespoke Services: For any additional needs, you can also request tailored support from OD&PL
Learning Design is rapidly growing in popularity across the higher education sector as an alternative approach to curriculum design. While a range of specific methods have emerged, they share the key characteristic of focussing on student learning activities rather than curriculum content. The ABC approach has been developed at University College London and is grounded in Diana Laurillard’s model of the conversational framework and her identification of six ‘learning types’ (Laurillard, 2012).
This workshop engages colleagues in a collaborative storyboarding exercise, mapping the student journey through the module or programme in terms of the learning activities they are undertaking. Colleagues are encouraged to consider the full number of learning hours in their design, rather than just the taught components, and explicitly consider the role of technology and online activities to produce an appropriate blend between face-to-face and online. The workshop is run using a game format, where colleagues choose to place a series of cards describing the activities on a timeline. Although the workshop was created to support the design of programmes and modules, the principles can also be used to build activities into individual sessions.
- Contact the Digital Practice Team (email@example.com) to find out more and book to attend a workshop.
Designing learning journeys: Digital Education Service
The Digital Education Service has a team of experienced course design managers who design coherent learning journeys based on the specified syllabus and defined learning outcomes provided by the academic or subject matter expert. The resulting course outline serves as a blueprint for the development of a short course or a full programme of study.
Skills@Library provide tailored sessions within the curriculum to support particular programmes of study. On their site, you will find resources available to use within lectures, online and in the virtual learning environment to support your students.
- Embedding Academic Skills: Library resources for staff to embed directly in modules to support student academic skill development
- Learning Online: Searching and Researching: free FutureLearn course by University of Leeds
Research and impact
Researcher@Library teams help staff and PhD researchers with open access, research data management, literature searching and increasing citations: online, in person and through workshops and events.
IT offer free courses throughout the year to staff on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and Word. These take place in the IT Training Rooms, on level 6 E C Stoner building. You can book any of the courses online through the training catalogue:
- Microsoft Office courses for Staff (external website)
- Online IT induction for staff and students (external website)
- IT training courses for researchers (external website)
- Corporate systems courses for staff (external website)
- Introduction to Microsoft Teams workshop (course booking site)
Visit the Learning Technologies page to learn more about the digital teaching and learning tools that are available for staff to use.
Alternatively, you can book onto a range of Training Programmes that will develop your skills and knowledge in using various learning technologies to support digital education.
Gain inspiration to inform your pedagogic practice by browsing relevant case studies via the Digital Literacy